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Butterfly Study Calls Attention To Prescribed Burning Practices

By on July 9th, 2015 | Last updated: July 9, 2015 at 12:34 am

A recent study by a University of Florida graduate researches the effects of prescribed fires on the elfin frosted butterfly. The species requires fire to survive, but is also prone to damage from excessive burning.

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City Aquires Land Surrounding GRACE Marketplace

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

The city is finalizing an agreement to use 10 acres of land currently occupied by Dignity Village homeless encampment which could create a more regulated environment.

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Intentional Fires Stimulate Environmental Growth In Alachua County

By on March 17th, 2015 | Last updated: March 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm

In efforts to promote a healthy forest ecosystem, burners at the Welaka State Forest and Etoniah Creek State Forest have been busy creating prescribed burns. The planned fires help to reduce potential fuel for unplanned forest fires and cycle nutrients back into the forest.

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Prescribed Forest Burn To Affect Levy County Traffic

By and on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

Multiple intersections in Levy County will be closed starting Tuesday due to a controlled burn at Goethe State Forest. The 10,000 acre burn is the largest in the forest’s history.

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Two Organizations Team Up For Second Time On Smokey Bear Park Developement

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 9:18 am

The Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs will work again with the Rotary Clubs of Gainesville Foundation to renovate Smokey Bear Park, which both organizations contributed to creating in 1963.

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Florida Forest Service reforesting state forests through grant

By on February 21st, 2013 | Last updated: February 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Florida Forest Services has been awarded more than $154,000 to reforest state forests.

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Controlled burn delayed for Paynes Prairie

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

The Florida Forest Service canceled Wednesday’s scheduled controlled burn at Paynes Prairie due to high humidity and wind.

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Heightened fire threat for homes around Ocala National Forest

By on March 21st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Marion County Fire Rescue is fighting fire with fire today in order to protect homes around the Ocala National Forest. Florida Forest Service Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the 266 acre back burn won’t hurt vegetation and will help […]

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